BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS SERIES 2 WITH DONNA FROM RETIREMENT REFLECTIONS
The 10th blogging grandmother to be featured for the Blogging Grandmothers Series 2 is Donna.
NAME OF YOUR BLOG: RETIREMENT REFLECTIONS
WHAT IS YOUR FAV SAYING: “Who knew?”
WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR WALLET OR PURSE: An advertising brochure for “Yoga with Goats” (at O’Keefe Ranch in Vernon, BC). How cool would that be to attend?
DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF: Whenever I can get away with it, I don’t untie them.
DOES WISDOM COME WITH AGE: Absolutely!
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DRIVES YOU CRAZY: Misplacing stuff (which sadly has been increasing with age).
WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP: A writer.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU REALLY LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF: I try!
DO YOU HAVE A GREEN THUMB: Not even remotely.
HAVE YOU GONE THRU MENOPAUSE? IF SO, WAS IT HARD TO DEAL WITH: Been there, done that, and truly…I was left disappointed. I was looking forward to being extra warm (for the first time in my life). I had also thought that it would be a fabulous excuse whenever I felt cranky. Unfortunately, I never had the hot flashes that I was promised. And when I was crabby, Richard just told me to suck it up!
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE: I would be better at sports. There has always been much room for improvement for me in this category.
COULD YOU TAKE A VACATION AWAY FROM ALL TECHNOLOGY AND IF SO FOR HOW LONG: I can, and I have. Some non-blogging friends have asked how I have continued blogging so steadily. For bloggers, I believe that it often takes more strength to walk away, than to continue.
DO YOU KNIT, CROCHET, OR QUILT: No, but I dearly wish that I did, especially quilting.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A TROPICAL ISLAND, WHAT 3 ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU: An endless supply of food and water, Richard….and a magic helicopter that would allow family, friends and GRANCHILDREN to visit!
ARE YOU EMBRACING OR FIGHTING GRAY HAIR: What gray hair? Have you been speaking with my hairdresser?
IF YOU HAD A TIME MACHINE AND COULD USE IT ONLY ONCE, WOULD YOU VISIT THE FUTURE OR THE PAST AND WHY: I would visit the past so that I could more deeply explore my ancestry.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN EXTRATERRESTRIALS: I believe that there is so much that we do not know. I also believe that anything is possible.
IF A MOVIE WAS MADE OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT ACTRESS WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU? WOULD THE MOVIE BE AN ACTION FILM, COMEDY, DRAMA, HORROR, ROMANCE, OR SCI-FI: I would love for it to be a romance with Richard Gere playing my Richard and Julia Roberts playing me. Richard Gere playing my Richard is actually not far off in appearance. As for Julia playing me…one can always dream!
HOW OLD DO YOU FEEL: I love being in my late 50s. In so many ways, I believe that we can get better with age.
WHAT ADVICE WILL YOU OR HAVE YOU GIVEN TO YOUR 18 YEAR OLD GRANDCHILD/GRANDCHILDREN WHEN THEY GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL: Whenever and wherever you can, tilt the world towards peace.